go to sleep

  • May 10, 2020

oops, thought the submission deadline was 9pm! anyway here’s a tiny lullaby. a little sloppy because I realized I was late, but i think it gets the job done. I chose At The Library by Greenday as the melody that came out when I was born (can you believe they were recording stuff in 1990??).

Looking for feedback on

anything! the mix (which seems muddy), is it obvious that I'm singing to an out of tune guitar, etc


nurphgun May 17, 2020 3:12pm

This is so nice. Super warm bedroom-EP vibes.

juliapiker May 12, 2020 1:57pm

THIS IS A WALL OF SOUND babyyyyyy. The mix sounds intentionally muddy, sounds like something is going as an intentional wall filter or atmospheric filter of some kind. I LOVE your singing dude I feel like I’ve never heard it before. Can we hear more lush Agasthya vocal textures?

nick May 11, 2020 10:39am

I actually love the muddiness and the wonky guitar—sets a beautiful/weathered/warbly scene. I only think that the background vocals that come in in the middle could be brought down a fair amount. They seem to take the focus away from the lead vocal, and I think they may work better as support, however subtle. I do really like them, just quieter. Love hearing your voice this way 🙂

aubspeeps May 11, 2020 1:47pm

fully agree with this; I really like the lyrics too, simple, but universal. I would listen to this before trying to sleep, it’s soothing

nick May 11, 2020 3:00pm

also wow, just got some airpods like literally 3 minutes ago. had been listening with old timey apple heasdphones with the cable. everything was so much bassier, which made the background vocals a little overwhelming. so I would say i’m about 25% behind my comment.

Sam Pearce May 10, 2020 10:31pm

Hey Agasthya, I really like this. I haven’t listened to all of your work, but I associate you with powerful percussion and catchy, syncopated phrases, and it was cool to hear this piece that is all about melody and harmony with no percussion. The second time I listened, I thought of “I Found a Reason” by The Velvet Underground. The mix is muddy, if you can hear that word purely as a descriptor, not a detractor, and I think it works well. I guess, now, with the luxury of time, you could do a “save as”, try cleaning it up, and seeing which you like better.